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Lakestar at IPEM 2022

The premier conference for the European private markets industry, IPEM 2022 in Cannes last month explored the themes of growing private markets, investing in Europe, and the challenges the sector faces ahead. Lakestar Partner Nicolas Brand had the delight of attending At the conference, he spoke to the Editor of Real Deals Media Talya Misiri for an IPEM 2022 TV STUDIO interview.

Amongst the various topics they discussed, they touched upon Lakestar’s unique offering by being uniquely dedicated to European early and growth stage investing. Nicolas also detailed Lakestar’s extensive expertise in European regulations, allowing the firm to help guide its portfolio companies across the continent’s regulatory landscape. He also delved into how investors need to nurture technologies that will help us address the fundamental challenges of our time such as the energy transition. Finally, Nicolas had the opportunity to discuss his excitement about the current trend of centralised and traditional financial services intersecting with decentralised more novel technologies, whether it be Bitcoin-enabled or otherwise.

“In order for Europe to continue generating wealth creation in the decades to come, we need to keep creating those companies today that are going to be those growth companies in 10 to 20 years from now. They will be the backbone of the economy tomorrow, so the "to-do" starts today.” Nicolas Brand